Duval’s suspension centers are a colossal waste of resources.
These are the numbers from the Times Union: 5 suspension centers, 626 kids per month on average attend and figuring 20 school days in a month that averages out to a little over 6 a day. To serve these six students we provide transportation, a teacher, a social worker and police officer or guard. That’s three paid staff members, and a bus driver to take care of on average slightly over six students a day. Former school board member W.C. Gentry thinks they are a good investment too.
What am I missing here?
Furthermore the district just put full time ISSP teachers in all its middle and high schools and that’s really what suspension centers are, in school suspension at an alternative location.